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What you can do with Open Innovation in Chemicals and Materials:

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  • To solve technical problems
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Requests For Proposals / Technologies to License

Technology to License Until
March
26
Licensing Active Packaging Technology For Extending Fresh Products Shelf Life
A SpecialChem Client is offering a technology that can be incorporated into conventional packaging (flexible films, labels, inserts, cardboards and paper) for...
Request For Proposal Until
January
8
Seeking Fast Drying Non-Toxic Adhesive
A SpecialChem Client is seeking an adhesive technology to be used in paper application. The solution must be safe for use by kids, and will be packaged in a...
Request For Proposal Until
January
8
Seeking An Additive To Enhance Wettability Of Polyvinyl Alcohol
A SpecialChem Client is looking for an additive to polyvinyl alcohol to enhance surface wettability and uniform spreading on a polypropylene substrate...
Request For Proposal Until
January
8
Seeking A Biodegradable Lubricant
A SpecialChem Client is seeking a biodegradable lubricant which inhibits corrosion, displaces moisture, while maintaining lubricant performance...
Technology to License Until
December
25
Offering Methods To Increase The Applicability Of Bio-Based Products
A SpecialChem Client is offering a method to experimentally determine the Hansen Solubility Parameters of bio-solvents, biopolymers and bio-surfactants...
Request For Proposal Until
December
18
Seeking Insulating Technology Safe For Food Contact
A SpecialChem Client is seeking an insulating technology for the food packaging industry, specifically to be used for containers holding liquid. The solution...
Technology to License Until
December
4
Licensing Aqueous Superabsorbent Coating (ASC) For A Wide Range Of Applications
A SpecialChem Client is offering a film-forming, self-crosslinking, air-curable material that absorbs and holds liquids, vapors and proteins...
Request For Proposal Until
November
27
Seeking Technology To Prevent Adhesion Of Acrylic Polymer Suspension On Epoxy Surface
A SpecialChem Client is seeking a technology that can prevent the adhesion of highly cohesive water-based acrylic polymer suspension onto a cross-linked epoxy...

Closed Requests For Proposals / Technologies to License

Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Partners To Develop A Novel Solvent Extraction Process Of Copper Oxides
A SpecialChem Client is seeking partners for development and implementation of a novel chemical process for solvent extraction of Copper Oxide (or Copper...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking High Temperature Resistant Protective Technology
A SpecialChem Client is seeking a protective technology to facilitate cleaning of burned greases and organic residues from gas hobs (also known as stove tops or...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Membrane For The Purification Of Corrosive Gas
A SpecialChem Client is seeking a technology for the purification of dry gaseous Chlorine to a minimum of 99.9%. The technological solution must be...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Improvement To Alkoxylation Synthesis
A SpecialChem Client is seeking to improve their alkoxylation process by replacing their current traditional Bases with a more selective catalyst...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Partners Licensing Styrene-Acrylic Latex Technologies For Use In Specific Applications
A SpecialChem Client is seeking to license styrene-acrylic latexes products/technologies for use in the adhesives & sealants, building & construction, nonwovens...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Innovative Adhesives Solutions
A SpecialChem Client is seeking innovative adhesives technologies to acquire...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Technology To Enhance Sensory Experience Of Skin Care Formulations
A SpecialChem Client is seeking materials or technologies that can produce a pleasant sensory experience, such as superior smoothness and softness, when...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Methods to Predict Storage Stability of Additives for Lubricants and Fuels
A SpecialChem Client is looking for a methodology enabling to predict storage stability of additives for lubricant and fuels in various environments...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Natural White Pigment To Replace Titanium Dioxide In Personal Care Products
A SpecialChem Client is seeking a natural white pigment, with high coverage/opacity and high brightness, to replace titanium dioxide in personal care...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Novel Film Forming Technology For Instant Cosmetic Effects
A SpecialChem Client requires a continuous film forming technology that delivers a step change in optical effects on the skin...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Cost Effective Alternative Technology to Replace PVC Hose
A SpecialChem Client is seeking a cost-effective alternative technology for PVC rubber hose...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Crystal-clear Polymeric Solution With Performances Similar to Polypropylene
A SpecialChem Client is seeking a cost effective crystal-clear technology demonstrating mechanical and thermal performances similar to polypropylene...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking a Technology Reducing the Adherence of Cosmetic Formulas on Packaging Inner Surface
A SpecialChem Client is looking for a technology significantly reducing adherence of personal care formulas on packaging inner surface.
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Anti-fingerprint Technology to Improve Appearance of Consumer Goods
A SpecialChem Client is looking for a technology preventing, reducing or hiding fingerprints on consumer goods...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Technology to Neutralize 1,3-Butadiene
A SpecialChem Client is interested in new processes or technologies which can potentially remove or capture 1,3-butadiene or catalyse the conversion of...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Low Friction Solution for Personal Skin Care Devices
A SpecialChem Client is seeking solutions (material, process, technology or partner) that significantly reduce the skin friction of a personal care device...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Technology to Form Clear/Transparent Anhydrous Sticks
A SpecialChem Client ($10 billion FMCG), is seeking innovative technology that would gel or thicken oils/esters/liquid polymers to form a clear/transparent...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Aluminum-free Alternatives to Antiperspirant Technology
A SpecialChem client is seeking an aluminum-free technology reducing sweat flow in cosmetic applications.
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Carbon Steel Pipe Cleaning Technology
Cleaning of steel pipes in the field during commissioning of big piping systems is very time consuming when using conventional methods like acid pickling,...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Solution for Pipe Insulation in Narrow Places
A SpecialChem client is looking for solutions for reducing heat transfer to pipe surfaces...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Below 100°C Curing Technology for Water-based Coating
A SpecialChem Client is looking for a technology which is able to react as a crosslinker at low temperatures (<100°C, <210°F) for hydroxyfunctional polymers...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Adhesive Technology to Accelerate Microwave Radiation Curing
A large industrial manufacturer is looking for a technology accelerating the microwave heating process of PUR hotmelt.
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Scratch Resistant Technology for Talc Filled and Neat Polyolefins
A leading manufacturer of industrial parts is looking for a technology increasing durably the scratch resistance for polyolefin thermoplastics, eliminating the...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Non-toxic Technology for Long-lasting Nail Polish
A very large cosmetic manufacturer is looking for innovative solutions to formulate nail polishes free of formaldehyde, toluene and phthalate, keeping...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Adhesion Promoting Technology for Injection Molded Polyolefin
A leading manufacturer of industrial parts is looking for a technology improving adhesion on polyolefin...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking "VOC-free" Solutions for Flexible PU Foam
A global company manufacturing industrial parts is seeking flexible foam for seats with a maximum of 200 ppm of toxic VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) with...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Highly Selective Calcium Phosphate Formation Inhibitor for Thermal Management Fluids
A very large oil company is looking for a technology preventing calcium phosphate formation and precipitation in thermal management fluids without increasing...
Technology to License Closed Technology to Extract Pure Cellulose and Lignin from Oil Palm Residues
A SpecialChem Client is offering a biorefining chemical process (acetic and peracetic-based) of lignocellulosic biomass turning oil-palm waste into valuable...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Water Resistant Technology Forming Molecular Network In Aqueous Media
A SpecialChem client is seeking a material or a family of materials able to form a 3D-network in aqueous media. By interacting with external triggers (see list...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Cost Effective Transparent and Barrier Food Packaging Films Guaranteeing 9 months Shelf Life
A SpecialChem Client is interested in technologies and suppliers that would enable him to deliver the benefits of products packed in transparent film without...
Technology to License Closed Testing for REACH Registration/
REACH Registration for SME’S

A SpecialChem client is offering analytical services to third parties through its research laboratories. These services comprise both chemical analysis (purity,...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Protective Coating for Packaged Fresh Fruit
A SpecialChem Client is seeking in package systems (preferably coatings that can be applied using a coater on paper-based material) for protecting fresh fruits...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Sustainable Abrasive Micro-Particles for Detergent
A SpecialChem Client is seeking sustainable alternatives of abrasive particles for cleaning application of hard surfaces within an acidic liquid detergent...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Water Repellency Solutions for Cellulosic Products
A SpecialChem Client wants to acquire a solution to impart water repellency or hydrophobicity to cellulose products such as wood and paper. The solution should...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Technology Retaining Effectiveness of Finishes on PET Textile Fibers Over Time
A SpecialChem Client is looking for technologies that allow textile treatment (anti-microbial, water-repellent, wicking…) on PET to retain its effectiveness...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Methods or Partners to Value Acrylic Acid Contained in a Waste Water Stream
A SpecialChem Client is looking for a method or a partner to value acrylic acid contained in a waste water stream* (see waste water stream composition...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Technology For Odor Absorption/Neutralization In Vented Waste Containment System
A SpecialChem client is looking for a technology for effectively absorbing and/or neutralizing odors commonly associated with human waste (feces, urine,...
Technology to License Closed Develop More Stable Materials and Coatings Using Accelerated Lab Weathering Services
A SpecialChem client is offering accelerated laboratory weathering services to assess the various aspects of material and coating weathering stability according...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Heat Resistant Fabric Technology To Prevent Oven From Soiling
A SpecialChem client seeking a heat resistant fabric which would act as a protective material inside household ovens to prevent greasy projections inside the...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Super Hydrophobic Technology For Sportswear
A SpecialChem client is looking for technologies that allow a super hydrophobic finish, coating, or surface to a textile substrate.
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Color Change Technology for Perfumes
A SpecialChem client is looking for a technology allowing a perfume to be colored while in the bottle and transparent while vaporized on the skin or fabric. The...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Switchable Heat Management Technology for Buildings
A SpecialChem client is looking for switchable heat management pigments (TC in the range of 20 – 45°C) for roofing applications.
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Structural Adhesives Technology
A SpecialChem client - a global chemical company - wants to acquire a technology in the area of structural adhesives. The desired technology should be an...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Venting Cap Membranes for Off-gassing of Chlorine
A SpecialChem client is looking for membrane composite material with easy to customize venting features allowing Cl2 off-gassing of different cleaning...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Self-sealing and Puncture-proof Solution for Passenger Tyres
A SpecialChem client is looking for a solution to durably plug all punctures in the tyre tread and/or shoulder area of passenger tyres caused by nails, screws...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Renewably Sourced Materials for Water-based Barrier Coatings
A SpecialChem client is looking for materials that are in emulsion form or believed to be emulsifiable and provide water, oil or moisture barrier. Any solutions...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Organic Pigment Dispersing Agents for Anhydrous, Wax-based Systems
A SpecialChem client is looking for an organic pigment dispersing agent that is functional in an anhydrous formula that may contain waxes, oils/esters, and/or...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Insect Repellent Technologies to Protect Food Producer Production Lines
A SpecialChem client is looking for a technology (an active molecule or combination of different substances) effectively repelling insects from food production...
Technology to License Closed Seeking Partners to Investigate New Applications for Customizable Aluminum (poly)Phosphate Technology Platform
A SpecialChem client is looking for partners with whom to develop aluminum phosphate technology in applications such as binders for fibers and ceramics, vaccine...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Partners to Produce a New Bio-based Polymer Derived from Bran and Suitable for Food Packaging Application
A SpecialChem client is looking for a partner able to develop/produce plastic packaging material derived from bran (the bran comes from milling of wheat)...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking a Specific Transparent Polymer Material Suitable For Manufacturing of Multilayer Heat-Shrinkable Films
A SpecialChem client is looking for a transparent and low odor material solution that will be used in one layer of a transparent multilayer polyolefin based...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Partners to Develop and Produce Bran Filled Polyolefin Compounds Suitable for Food Packaging Applications
A SpecialChem client is looking for a partner that can make a polyolefin material incorporating bran (coming from milling of wheat) as a filler, to be used in...
Technology to License Closed Licensing Active Barrier Coating Technology Protecting Food Packaging Materials From Mineral Oil Contamination
A SpecialChem client is offering for licence a proprietary ‘active barrier’ coating technology to suppress mineral oil impurities in recycled paper-based...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Cost Effective Sound Abatement Solutions For Thin Films
A SpecialChem client is looking for novel ways to achieve sound abatement in thin films that are cost effective and can be processed by conventional film...
Technology to License Closed Develop Fatty Acids and Value Added Surfactants Using Green Chemistry and Enzymatic Catalysis Process
A SpecialChem client proposes to develop new products such as 100% natural ingredients (natural surfactants...) using enzymatic hydrolysis of tri-glycerides,...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Sustainable options for 3-ply retort pouch laminate applications
A Specialchem client is seeking sustainable plastic materials that can withstand retort conditions as well as microwave heating and has a significant reduction,...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Technology Allowing Color Change of Cleansing Products
A fortune 500 company with global R&D capabilities is seeking a technology that signals the completion of a cleansing task, via color change.
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Waste products that can be used as cosmetic ingredients
A SpecialChem client, a leading Fast Moving Consumer Goods organization, is seeking raw materials like surfactants, detergents, polymers, oils, lipids, UV...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Renewable alternatives (from non-fossil-fuel sources) to liquid, semi solid or solid mineral oils (e.g. paraffin oil) for cosmetic formulations
A leading Fast Moving Consumer Goods organization is looking for renewable (non-fossil-fuel-sourced) substitutes to replace mineral oils in cosmetic...
Technology to License Closed Coating technology to enter new markets by adding functionalities to different foil-substrates
Companies active in foil-manufacturing may be interested in adding value to their products by applying additional functional coated layers on either or both...
Technology to License Closed Fast and effective analytical services (using high throughput analysis method) accelerating product development
With more than 100 years of experience in imaging, SpecialChem Client is offering analytical services accelerating product development: High Throughput Analysis...
Request For Proposal Closed Benzoic Acid - Commercial Manufacturing / Seeking Partners with Large Benzoic Acid Capabilities Willing to License a New Technology
A SpecialChem client is seeking a proven manufacturing process for the production of benzoic acid.
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Technology for reduction of friction between oscillating, non-lubricated hair cutters
The need to reduce friction and wear has increased with the trend to washable shaving heads. In former times friction was uncritical thanks to the lubrication...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Fully degradable at 140°C or less surfactant for nanosized metal oxides solvent-based suspension
A SpecialChem client is looking for a dispersing agent, surfactant to disperse and stabilize a suspension of nanoparticles (less than 100 nanometers) of a metal...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Hair Replacement For Predicting Color Shade on Human Hair
Our client is looking for a hair analogue / hair substitute which can be used in the laboratory to predict the color shade on human hair when a new formulation...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Rapid Analytical Tools / Processes for Quality Control of Hair Dye Formulations
Our client is looking for proven quantitative quality control instruments which can be used in production environment and dramatically reduce or eliminate human...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Anti-fingerprint coating
A product, material or technology (in descending order of preference) is sought that provides a high gloss coating surface that is highly resistant to...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Novel Ingredients for Superior Grease Removal
To enable a detergent manufacturer to produce superior grease removal performance from aqueous based liquid cleaning products providing significant benefits...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Options for Formulation pH Control for Laundry Liquid Formulations
Need a buffer for concentrated liquid detergents that controls the pH between 6 - 8 during manufacture. The buffer must be compatible with concentrated liquid...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Chelating Agents (Sequestrants) for Concentrated Liquid Laundry Detergent Compositions
Need a chelating agent (Sequestrant) that can be incorporated into a concentrated laundary detergent without inducing any instability. The Sequestrant must...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Bio-adhesive Agents for Oral Care
Bio-adhesive agents which would help to adhere actives to suit the oral cavity (teeth / gums) providing long lasting activity where current actives can be...
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Bio-adhesives Agents for Dentures
Bio-adhesive systems (zinc-free) which could attach denture plates (eg Polymethylmethacrylate) to the oral cavity.
Request For Proposal Closed Seeking Dipping Technologies For Growing Films On Metal Surfaces
Looking for a technology / concept / product that allows to grow up a film during a dipping / immersion step. Hereby a coating with a high corrosion protection...
Request For Proposal Closed Reduction of Styrene Content in Unsaturated Polyester (UPE) and Vinyl Ester (VE) Resins
Identify a safe, cost-effective alternative to styrene that can be used as a reactive diluent in unsaturated polyester (UPE) and vinyl ester (VE) thermosetting...
Request For Proposal Closed Natural Fibers for Low Density Composites
Enable composite fabricators who use infusion or resin transfer molding (RTM) to fabricate low density, fiber-reinforced composites that contain greater than...
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